In brief

Citizens for Animal Rescue to hold fundraiser Oct. 31

MONTROSE — The first Halloween Dog Costume Competition fundraiser is being held to purchase items for a K-9 care package to be sent to a military dog currently serving in the Middle East, Oct. 31, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

The event will be held at Montrose Orchards, 12473 Seymour Rd. Registration begins at 11 a.m.: $10 per dog; 2 dogs with the same owner $15. There will be DJ music, vendors, horse/cart rides and 50/50 raffle. There will be costumes judged: Scariest, Owner/Dog Look Alike Costumes, and Most Original Halloween Costume. Treats for the dogs, owners, and kids.

Hard pet food donations will be accepted.

Details: Call 810-239-3567. — G.G.

Take a Seat at MCC’s Mesa Española! Language Lab

FLINT – Habla Español? If you speak Spanish, or would like to improve your Spanish speaking skills, Mott Community College is offering an opportunity for native speakers as well as beginners to practice their Spanish at Mesa Española! (Spanish Table).

Mesa Española! is a free conversation group that meets once a week on Tuesdays, from 5-7 p.m. in the Language Lab, Room 2106 of the Curtice-Mott Building on the MCC main campus, located at 1401 E. Court St. in Flint. This event is free and open to all MCC students, staff, faculty and the general public. No need to RSVP, the casual format enables participants to drop in when it is convenient to their schedule.

Mesa Española! will be open until Dec. 15, and will resume in January 2016, when MCC classes start for the Winter Semester. All levels of Spanish are welcome, from beginner to advanced, to native speakers.

Popular activities at Mesa Española! Last year included speaking exercises and a murder mystery party in Spanish, according to Jessica Hunter, MCC Spanish Instructor and Mesa Española! facilitator.

Activities and games, conducted primarily in Spanish, take place during the ¡Mesa Española! each week, including: Pictionary, Charades, crafts (such as piñata making, postage stamp making, etc.), Monopoly,

Details: Call 810-762-5448 or jessica.— G.G.

Hurley hosts pregnancy, infant loss remembrance

FLINT — Hurley Medical Center is providing a way for families to remember babies who were lost too soon and those lost during pregnancy. Join them Oct. 15 at 3 p.m. at Hurley Medical Center for a Memorial Service, followed by a butterfly release/balloon launch.

Those wishing to attend can enter Hurley Medical Center using the 6th Avenue entrance, and park in free visitor parking. Once you enter through the main lobby, you will be directed to the event. — G.G.

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